INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF AIR SHOWS CONVENTION, LAS VEGAS, DECEMBER 03-06, 2018
The International Council of Air Shows held its first convention in 1967. Since then, the air show community has gathered every year to exchange ideas, conduct business and begin the process of planning the upcoming air show season. In 2018, the ICAS Convention will be held December 3, 4, 5 & 6 at Paris Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada.
ICAS will once again offer dozens of different educational sessions during the 2018 ICAS Convention. The topics and the format of the extensive education program have been fine-tuned during the nearly 50 years that ICAS has been running this important education event. Indeed, long before the ICAS Convention included a trade show and exhibit hall, ICAS members were attending this annual business meeting to meet, discuss and learn from one another.
Educational programming includes everything from a pre-convention, day-long, information-packed introductory workshop on air show air/ground operations to a series of hour-long break-out sessions conducted throughout the event. The education program for the 2018 ICAS Convention will include some of our perennially most popular sessions, as well as a large number of new programs designed to help you look at the air show industry from a somewhat different perspective.
Who Should Attend?
Individuals from the highest level of U.S. Air Force leadership recommend that multiple people from your base attend this workshop. Operations, public affairs, contracting, JAG and Force Support personnel will benefit by attending. Whether you’re civilian or active duty, a chief or a captain, if you are responsible for organizing and conduct a portion of an open house at your base, this workshop has been specifically developed for you.
What Will You Learn?
The Air Force Open House Workshop will address:
Air Force guidelines, regulations and policies related to air shows and open houses;
Organizational structure of the open/house air show planning committee;
Contracts and contracting issues;
Issues related to funding, finance, and budgeting
Sponsorship opportunities and concerns; and
Issues related to working with your base’s Force Support Squadron